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#1 TDM


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 06:31 PM

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Information Thread

(In case you couldn't find the news anywhere else.)


Below this text will be all the knowledge we have so far. (We as in the gamers)


DISCLAIMER: All of the content below does NOT belong to me, as they are a trade mark of Microsoft and 343 Industries, the owners of the Halo series.


The videos don't necessarily need to be viewed, but are there in case anyone has missed them.





a. All multiplayer maps from Halo: CE, 2 (PC), 3, and 4 are going to be available.


B. Remastered Halo 2 Maps

1. Ascension

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2. Coagulation

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3. Zanzibar

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4. Sanctuary

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5. Lockout

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6. Warlord

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C. Playable Characters

a. Will feature Spartans

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b. Will feature Elites

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D. Returning Features

a. Dual Wield

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b. Button combos like BxR in the original H2 multiplayer


c. Elites will return as previously stated


E. New Features

1. Director's Cut

a. Mongoose/Gungoose

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b. Assault Rifle

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c. Speed Boost


d. Silenced SMG



2. Gametypes

a. Ricochet


b. Race




d. Infection


e. And many more!! (Literally what it said at RTX 2014)


F. Customization

a. Forge will be available in Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4.


b. Character customization is confirmed, just no direct news with it.


c. Custom games will be making a return.


G. Matchmaking

a. Will have all four games running on their original engines.


b. will have specific playlists for certain games or gametypes.


c. Halo 2 Anniversary will run on a completely different engine.



II. Graphics


A. New to old has been confirmed - Will happen instantly, even during cut scenes.


B. Everything will run at 1080p and at 60fps.

1. Campaign won't run at 1080p/60fps so far due to technical forks in the road.



III. Single Player


A. Will feature skulls + Special Pre-order skulls.


Pre-order skulls include:

1. Grunt Funeral skull from BestBuy.

2. Bandana Skull from GameStop

3. Pinata Skull from Amazon

4. Bonded Pair Skull from ShopTo



B. The Cutscenes

1. Rumored to have extended cutscenes - Not completely confirmed. - Thanks Self Destruct



NOTE: Pre-order skulls will be unlocked to all users sometime after the games release.


B. Terminals

1. Halo 2 Anniversary will feature Terminals to learn about the Arbiters past.


2. Halo 4 is also rumored to be using Terminals to connect Halo 4 to Halo 5.


NOTE: Terminals must be accessed by having an internet connection.



C. Campaign Missions


1. All of the missions will be unlocked at the start, so you can jump from one mission to another.


D. Mission Playlists

1. Will feature playlists such as Vehicular Missions, Arbiter Missions, or Chief Missions, etc.



IV. User Interface


A. Controllers

1. Will feature universal controls. This will give the player the ability to set individual controls for one game or for all of them.


B. Player ID - Not covered yet


C. Extras

1. Extras will lead you to the menu to watch Halo: Nightfall or play the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer beta.



V. Release Date


US - November 11th, 2014. (11/11/14)

Europe - November 14th, 2014. (11/14/14)


[Included in MCC] Halo: Nightfall Release - At launch.

[Included in MCC] Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta Release - December 27th, 2014. (12/27/14)


VI. Extra Details


A. Gameplay

1. Original glitches should all still be in the original Halo 2 engine, but will be gone in the Halo 2 Anniversary Edition (Stated by Frank O' Connor at SDCC Dev Panel)


This may or may not ship with:

a. Text to help achieve these glitches


b. Text to explain why these glitches exist, how they happened

(Thanks Self Destruct for the Gameplay section info)


c. Frank O' Connor plans on trying to 'educate' players about the glitches in MP, but doesn't mention campaign. They want the experience just as it was ten years ago. - SDCC MCC Panel



NOTE: The two possibilities above are rumored as of now, and we have to wait until further notice for more info.


2. Will ship out with 4000 Gamerscore - Confirmed at the E3 Microsoft Press Conference.


a. Some achievements are getting quick fixes.


b. Expect to see some brand new ones to.


(Fact two of Gameplay was also confirmed at the SDCC: MCC Panel.)



3. Skulls (More refined information - Thanks to Self Destruct)

a. Will ship with over 30 game modifying skulls


b. Original Halo 2 skulls may be counting as part of the 30+. But they are still there because of glitch reinforcement.

(Spoken about at the SDCC: MCC Panel)



4. Other information



1. Xbox One exclusive - Sorry Xbox 360/PC gamers. :(


2. Cutscenes being redone by Blur Studios. (Made Halo: Wars' cutscenes)


3. Will be $60 USD at launch. Good deal if you ask me!


4. Halo 5: Guardians will NOT feature dual wielding although not impossible. SDCC MCC Panel

(May be in a future title - Halo 3 Anniversary anyone?)


SPECIAL: Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta Weapons


Assault Rifle:

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Battle Rifle:

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Rocket Launcher:

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Sniper Rifle:

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VII: Videos


Halo 2 Anniversary Cinematics Trailer (Contains mild language)


343 Industries Panel @ RTX 2014 (May contain mild language)


Halo 2 Anniversary Terminals Trailer


Halo: The Master Chief Collection E3 2014 Trailer


Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta Trailer


Halo: The Master Chief Collection Dev Panel - SDCC 2014 (Contains Mild Language)


Lockout Remaster Slayer Match


Halo 3: Updated Look


Halo 2 Anniversary - Zanzibar/Delta Halo/GUNGOOSE







(I hope I fixed the video - It was reuploaded)


Members Contributed:

Self Destruct - Pinata Skull/Bonded Pair Skull/Halo 2/4 Terminals needing internet access.


Cooliest - Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta is included with the MCC.


Did I miss something, or did you find more information? Post it down below and I will add it to the OP. Thanks! - TDW

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 06:48 PM

There's also the Piñata Skull from Amazon, and the Bonded Pair Skull from ShopTo.

Also the Terminals in H2A (and probably Halo 4) will need internet to view.

OH and all the Preorder Skulls will be unlocked for everyone a little while after launch.

Edited by Self Destruct, 30 July 2014 - 06:50 PM.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:09 PM

Love it Marine! It's great to have a thread to look to for all the details, be sure to keep it updated!

P.S. Can we get this pinned? ^_^
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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:58 PM

Love it Marine! It's great to have a thread to look to for all the details, be sure to keep it updated!

P.S. Can we get this pinned? ^_^


Sure thing. :)

Good stuff Marine. As BZ already said, I do hope you keep this updated.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 09:06 PM

Thanks I've been waiting for someone to do this

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 11:46 PM

Also, Halo 5 beta is included if you buy MCC. The Beta will begin on Dec 27th and run for 3 weeks. :) Great job here Marine!

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 02:48 AM

I'm going to post more info. Don't take my info as fact as some of it is unconfirmed or misinformation.


- Original Glitches from Halo 2 should all be in the main game, and there is apparently some text to either A: Help with obtaining these glitches, B: Information on why these glitches are still there in the first place, and why they are important, or maybe both A & B. I have not clarified this. - Comic Con: the Nightfall panel I think.


- Then of course the Achievements... 4000 GS.... some of the achievements are getting slight fixes, and alterations while new achievements are being created. - Comic Con: MCC Panel.


- Over 30 game modifying Skulls (not including the original hidden ones in Halo 2 I think... maybe it is including it... they will still be there because of the Glitch Reinforcement though). - Comic Con: MCC Panel.


- H2A Is apparently getting it's Cutscenes extended from the original H2 cutscenes. I don't know where this is covered.


I'm in the middle of gathering information from Comic Con, so I'll update this post, or maybe just make another post if someone posts after this post... post.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 03:27 AM

Blur doing cut scenes? This'll look amazing, especially after how incredible Halo Wars cut scenes were for a game of it's age. 


$60 for four games? Might as well stop before you get the other games and get an Xbox One with this game. Because we all know it's better price wise. Let's look at them from original release prices.


Halo CE: $55

Halo 2: $55

Halo 2 PC: $55

Halo 3: $60

Halo 4: $60


That's just $285, for just the games. Now, let's add the DLC:


Halo CE: None

Halo 2: $20

Halo 3: $45

Halo 4: $60


Add that onto the game price and it comes out:



Incredible deal. I highly suggest you just get an Xbox One and buy the game for $60 (That's a $350 difference)

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 04:26 AM

I'm in the middle of gathering information from Comic Con, so I'll update this post, or maybe just make another post if someone posts after this post... post.

I recommend updating the post. This way depending on how many comments there are I don't have to go thread surfing, and also just to keep it a little neater. :3


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 11:52 AM

Great idea Weasel.


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 02:36 PM

Lets give credit to both Self Destruct and TDW for keeping this update filled with juicy goodness :drool:


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Posted 12 August 2014 - 01:45 PM

There is ALLOT of information that has been revealed at Gamescom, but I'll go ahead and highlight a particular tidbit.


In the Halo Channel video it seems by watching the Nightfall episodes you unlock awards: one of these being a MCC Single-Player Skull "Swarm".


"Hunters do double damage, and have triple health."


Source: Halo Channel Release video, Gamescom. 1:07


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:49 PM

Halo 2 is going to be sick when it releases! Well, the entire collection too. I just listened to the new weapon sound effects for the H2 re-remake and man do they sound good.  

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 11:20 PM

This is very amazing, Could i spread this around? I would like to show this to my 13th year old cousin. He plays halo sometimes, too. I love this. I could have done this, but, I'm not good with that kind of stuff lol. Well, I can't wait for this! :)

I'm still Berriesboo/Maggie. (Incase if you didn't know i changed my name. :)


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Posted 09 November 2014 - 11:05 PM

Thanks for the post, good job. I will thoroughly love the MCC.

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 05:45 PM



Does anyone else get the whole pix-elated text in halo 3 and 4 ? I have been getting it allot and its not my display and the fact it gets all pix-elated because the writing is small. I know that because at the main menu I can see smaller text and its much more sharper and clearer, the resolution of my display is 1080p so I dp not see what the problem maybe ?? anyone else having same problem or had same problem and know solution ? I have increased sharpness on display but that doesn't do anything :( 


Thanks if you can help and reply for suggestions :D


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Posted 12 December 2014 - 12:37 AM

Why can't i pick up the skulls on Halo 3 mcc

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 11:50 AM

all i want is a halo 3 swat playlist, maybe some shwatguns and community forge maps?


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